As Summer is coming to an end and many of us are looking for local activities to enjoy just before the Fall arrives, we gathered this list of popular events in Surrey that we are sure you will enjoy. If you’re trying to dream up some fun activities for the family, friends, or just for you, then check out this list:
Summer Art Gala
An evening of art, music, and hands-on activities featuring talented youth from your neighbourhood. Come and interact with these budding artists, take a tour through the art gallery, grab some food, and watch them perform live onstage, then join our youth DJ’s for the after-party! Family friendly, with free food and drinks!
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: August 26, 2018 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Art Drop-In: Métis Paddle Carving
Let’s we celebrate Métis art and culture. On August 29, Métis artist Pat Calihou will facilitate a workshop on wood carving. Learn how to make your own miniature paddle. Discover something new about Métis art and culture. Free events for teens 13-18 years old
Location: City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr, Teen Lounge
Date & Time: August 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
20th Annual Fleetwood Festival
Celebrate 20 years of diversity, culture and community pride through a day of fun, entertainment and community building for all in Fleetwood. Free event for all.
Location: Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Ave
Date & Time: September 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pie in the Plaza
Celebrate Agriculture Week at Central City Plaza (right outside Central City Shopping Centre) for this fun family event and see the creation of BC's largest blueberry pie! Watch the pie being assembled and stay for a slice after the ceremonial pie cutting. There will also be other free family-friendly activities such as live music, pony rides, face painting, etc.
Location: Central City Shopping Centre Plaza, 10153 King George Blvd
Date & Time: September 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
One Love Westcoast Fest
A Reggae, Latin and Afro festival that has been taking place on the lower mainland since 2001. Come and enjoy live music, local vendors and tons of delicious food. Free admission for kids, day passes for adults are $20.
Location: Taj Park Convention Centre, 8580 132 St
Date & Time: September 9, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
For more fun local events you can visit the City of Surrey’s website at: https://www.surrey.ca
Until next time,
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn't sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don't want to be one of those injured!
The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are even aware that BBQ maintenance is necessary. But, it is.
Every spring, experts say you should clean out the venturi tubes. Those are the little metal pipes that carry propane or natural gas. Pipe cleaners work well, although hardware stores also carry specialized tools for this purpose. The goal is to clean out any built- up dirt and debris. Don't be surprised if you find spider webs inside a venturi tube!
Your BBQ grills should also be cleaned with soap and water each year. Just scraping them before barbequing isn’t enough. Fat and oils from cooking can build up on grills and harden. If you're getting a lot of flare-ups, this may be the cause.
Finally, make sure nuts and bolts are tightened regularly, and replace any rusty hardware. Regular use, heat and weather can loosen or weaken bolts, particularly on the frame. Several fires each year are caused by BBQs tipping over or collapsing.
Until next time,
There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on. However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell. Consider the following:
1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit"
Your home may have been perfect for you when you bought it. But things change. Families grow. Needs evolve. For any number of reasons, your property may no longer be a good fit for you. If that's the case, it makes sense to at least take a look at what's available on the market. Who knows? Your next "perfect" home may be for sale right now — within your price range!
2. The Neighbourhood is Changing
You may have been in love with the neighbourhood when you first moved in. But, over time, the characteristics of any area can change. Those changes don’t necessarily mean the neighbourhood is getting worse. In fact, it may be changing in a positive way; perhaps becoming more urban. But, "more urban" may not be what you want. So take a look at the direction your neighbourhood is heading. Ask yourself, "Do I still want to be living here in two years?"
3. You're Ready for Your Dream Home
Remember when you purchased your current property? Did it have every feature you wanted? Was it your dream home? Or, did you have to compromise on a few things, such as the size of the kitchen? If you had to make some tough choices back then, it might be time for you to finally get the home of your dreams.
Those are just three indicators it may be time for you to make a move. Of course, there are many others.
If you've been entertaining the idea of selling your property and finding your next dream home, give me a call. I can show you what's available on the market, and keep you informed of new listings that match what you're looking for. Contact me anytime.
Until next time,